The Guiness Book of World Records is slowly expanding to incorporate more gaming and e-sport related achievements. However one entrant for this year’s version – which will doubtlessly be received by some of our readers this Christmas – has an entrant that isn’t even real.
Pac-Man, the simple yellow sprite from the pioneering arcade game of the same name, has been deemed the most recognisable character. No mean feat when you consider he fought off Mario and Sonic to name but two. 94% of Americans asked recognised the ghost-dodger, which just narrowly edged out everyone’s favourite Italian plumber.
Pac-Man has enjoyed several make-overs throughout the years, even acquiring some legs as time has passed, but it remains the classic pill-gobbling yellow circle that people remember the most fondly.